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    9,488 pilots required in India in next five years: Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

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    The aviation sector has been hit hugely by the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, all domestic carriers have instituted various cost-cutting measures like pay cuts, layoffs or leave without pay in the past few months.

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    An estimated 9,488 pilots will be required in India in the next five years, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said Monday. "The total number of pilots employed in the country with scheduled airlines at present is 9,073," Puri said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

    He said 700-800 commercial pilot licences (CPLs) are issued by the aviation regulator DGCA in a year. Of these, 30 per cent CPLs are given to those who have undergone training in a foreign organisation, Puri added.

    The aviation sector has been hit hugely by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Therefore, all domestic carriers have instituted various cost-cutting measures like pay cuts, layoffs or leave without pay in the past few months.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    Dm Bhanap31 days ago
    When the aviation sector is experiencing a serious downfall and airlines are retrenching cutting wages and expenses the minister's statement sounds utopian or bordering on some downright crazy. in the present crisis, we only need to stop retrenchment and absorb all those that have received their licences locally on trainees on transport and non-passenger planes.
    Jagdip Vaishnav31 days ago
    wHERE IS THE REQUIRED FUND WITH aIR iNDIA? AIR iNDIA SHOULD STOP SWALLOWING TAX PAYERS MONEY
    RAMCHANDER 31 days ago
    ANOTHER STUPID MAKING ANOTHER STUPID STATEMENT
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